Son gives mother £37,000 winning lottery ticket

He insisted that she keep the winnings for herself


A woman in Ottawa, Kansas received some $5 lottery tickets from her son and soon learned she'd been given a $50,000 (£37,000) gift.

Sandra Gilliam said: "My son bought a couple of tickets at the gas station and when he came home he handed them to me."

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The true value of the tickets was revealed when she scratched them off the following morning - she offered to give the ticket back to her son, but he insisted that she keep it.

She waited a week to claim the prize, and when asked why she said: "I stay with my 90-year-old mother during the week, so I only have a couple of days when I could make the trip."

Gilliam also mentioned that she's likely to use the money to put a down payment on a house.

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